Stanislaus Laird inherited his powers from his father, the WWII hero known as Excalibur. Growing up in a life of luxury and privilege, he decided to use his powers for criminal gain. Laird was disowned by his family after being convicted of jewel theft; upon his pardon, he moved to America, eventually joining the criminal Crushers
As his name implies, Stormlord has control over the weather. He often hovers about invisibly, using his powers to strike at his enemies so that the attacks cannot be traced to him.